CHICAGO — Two men were shot to death and three other people were injured in a shooting in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood Saturday morning, according to police.
Police said several people were at a gathering in the 7800 block of South Loomis Street just before 3:10 a.m. when an unknown perpetrator began shooting before fleeing the scene.
- A 26-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital.
- A 25-year-old man was struck to the shoulder and was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in fair condition.
- A 23-year-old man was struck twice to the right arm and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.
- A 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.
- A 21-year-old man was struck to the shoulder and was listed in fair condition before transport to Christ Hospital.
There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation.
Six Flags Great America released the following statement regarding the shooting:
Six Flags dedicates our greatest amount of time, talent and resources to safety and security.
Layers of preventative measures both inside and outside the park are in place for the protection of guests and team members. We continue to review and enhance our protocol on a daily basis to ensure we are providing the highest level of safety.
Cameras placed in the parking lot and inside the park, uniformed and plain clothes patrols throughout the property, and advanced screening technology allow us to react quickly and provide important information. The park security team is joined by the Gurnee Police Department, who operates a substation at the park.
This evening, we are incredibly grateful to our team members who reacted in a professional manner to take care of our guests, and for the Gurnee Police Department for their on-going presence and commitment to Six Flags Great America.